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Trivia questions with answers about Muhammad Ali

Who was Muhammad Ali?
A: Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and activist.

What was Ali’s nickname?
A: The Greatest.

He is regarded as one of the most significant sports figures of what?
A: The 20th century and is frequently ranked as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.

In 1999, he was named what by Sports Illustrated?
A: Sportsman of the Century.

 He was also named the Sports Personality of the Century by whom?
A: The BBC.


At 18, he won a gold medal in what?
A: The light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics and turned professional later that year.

When did he become a Muslim?
A: After 1961.

He won the world heavyweight championship, defeating who?
A:  Sonny Liston in a major upset on February 25, 1964, at age 22.

During that year, he denounced his what?
A: His birth name as a "slave name" and formally changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

In 1966, Ali refused to be drafted into the military owing to what?
A: His religious beliefs and ethical opposition to the Vietnam War.


He was found guilty of draft evasion and stripped of what?
A: His boxing titles.

He stayed out of prison while appealing the decision to the Supreme Court, where his conviction was what?
A: Overturned in 1971.

Ali's actions as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War made him an icon for what?
A: The larger counterculture of the 1960s generation.

He was a very high-profile figure of racial pride for African Americans during what?
A: The civil rights movement and throughout his career.

As a Muslim, Ali was initially affiliated with what?
A: Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam (NOI).


He later did what?
A: Disavowed the NOI, adhering to Sunni Islam.

He fought in several historic boxing matches, including his highly publicized fights with whom?
A: Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman.

Ali thrived in the spotlight at a time when many boxers did what?
A: Let their managers do the talking.

He became renowned for his what?
A: Provocative and outlandish persona.

He was famous for trash-talking, often free-styled with what?
A: Rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry incorporating elements of hip hop


He often predicted in which round he would do what?
A: knockout his opponent.

Outside boxing, Ali attained success as a what?
A: A spoken word artist, releasing two studio albums: I Am the Greatest! (1963) and The Adventures of Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay (1976).

Both albums received what?
A: Grammy Award nominations.

He also featured as a what?
A: An actor and writer, releasing two autobiographies.

 Ali retired from boxing in 1981 and focused on what?
A: Religion, philanthropy and activism.

In 1984, he made public his what?
A: His diagnosis of Parkinson's syndrome.



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